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How to Search and Display Arabic Script in the AUC Libraries' Catalog

How do I enter an Arabic script search into the online catalog?

  • In the online library catalog, your cursor must be in the search box in order to enter an Arabic script search.
  • To key Arabic script into the search box, press the "ALT" + RIGHT "SHIFT" keys, and then type your search.
  • To switch back to English searching, press the "ALT" + LEFT "SHIFT" keys.    

Why can't I see the Arabic script properly?

  • Your browser probably does not have the proper view setting.
  • Make sure the ENCODING (in Internet Explorer) or the CHARACTER CODING (in Netscape) is set to "Unicode (UTF-8)". Pull down the menu under VIEW and click on the setting for Unicode

What can I search using Arabic script?

  • You can search for AUTHORS, TITLES,and KEYWORD in the AUC online catalog, using Arabic script.
  • The catalog is not bilingual; searches in Arabic will ONLY display records for Arabic language items in the catalog that have Arabic AUTHOR, TITLE and KEYWORD
  • Note: To search for Arabic journal titles using Arabic script please search in title only, not journal title search    
  • If you continue to have problems please contact or call the Library's Automated Systems office at 2797-6906, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for assistance.

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